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Accounts Payable (A/P)
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What is Accounts Payable (A/P)?

Accounts Payable (A/P) in the context of the construction industry refers to the amount of money a company owes to its suppliers or vendors for goods and services received but not yet paid for. These could range from raw materials bought for construction, to equipment rental fees, to labor costs for contractors. Essentially, they are debts that a construction company needs to clear within a specified timeline. Managing A/P effectively is crucial in the construction industry to maintain positive relationships with suppliers and vendors, ensure a steady supply of materials and services, and promoting healthy cash flow. Regular reviews of the A/P process can help avoid potential financial hiccups and keep the construction projects running smoothly.